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Grand Haven BLP Customers Lose Power Due To Freezing Rain and Ice

Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Grand Haven– Freezing rain and ice was the cause of power outages to Board of Light & Power customers beginning in the early hours of the morning on February 6, 2019.

Icy Storm, Winter Power Outage

Grand Haven Tribune – photo credit to Becky Vargo

The first reported outage affected 808 customers at 1:51 AM in the West Spring Lake Road area north to Hemlock. Power was restored to all by 8:04 AM. This area lost power again at 8:11 AM with power restored at 9:21 AM.

At 2:46 AM, 2,195 customers lost power in the City of Grand Haven from North Harbor to Colfax and east to Beechtree Street. Power was restored to these customers at 7:30 AM.

At 4:47 AM, 1,042 customers lost power in the City of Grand Haven from Colfax south to Robbins Road. Power was restored at 7:06 AM.

All outages were due to fallen trees or limbs on the lines.

A few scattered outages remain, affecting 1-2 customers at a time. Crews are working to restore power to these customers as safely and quickly as possible.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as our crews work to safely restore power. We would like to remind customers to report power outages in the BLP’s Outage Center, which is on our website at ghblp.org, or by calling 616-846-6250.

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